St. Patrick’s Day Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Let us save you time this St. Patrick’s Day with our St. Patrick’s Day Reading Comprehension pack! These Year Five and Six (Grade Four and Grade Five) St. Patrick’s Day-themed close reading passages will engage your students while reinforcing important reading skills – great reading comprehension activities for your guided reading program.

This resource would also be suitable for Year Seven and Eight (Grade Six) learners as the higher-order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged!

***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***

In this St. Patrick’s Day Reading Comprehension pack you will receive:

1. Two texts – both with an extended and scaffold version:

  • The History of St. Patrick’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day Today

2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the Common Core State Standards

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyse/Analyze
  • Evaluate
  • Create

Reading Comprehension Strategies included:

  • Find Facts and Details
  • Make Inferences
  • Identify the main idea
  • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Summarise/Summarize
  • Synthesise

3. Two Graphic Organizer Examples

  • Information Web
  • Main Idea

4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions

5. Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom

6. Close Reading bookmarks


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